t Double Yellow's Musings: Osama spotted in Spore
The warped mind of Double Yellow craves for humor everyday. His daily dose comes from The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, Today, Channelnewsasia, etc. He also thinks that because of this preamble, this blog will never get featured in the local media. And of course, please read the Disclaimer before embarking on the journey.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Osama spotted in Spore

I found the "Osama bin Laden" sale tag in a Geylang Serai shop during Hari Raya last year. Pretty bold in my opinion for someone in Singapore to put this up. When I was taking the picture, the owners of the stall gave me waring glances... like I was from ISD or something. But the fact that I didnt buy anything from their store would have pissed them off more :p

The "Osama was here" graffiti was scribbled behind a seat in a public bus. This too, in my opinion, is pretty bold for Singapore.

Graffiti, among a whole host of things, are banned in Singapore. Graffiti here can be done only in places that are 'authorized' and have a large sign that says something to the effect..."Singapore's Creative Zone". Invariably, the place will be opened by a Minister followed by a report in the local newspaper on how Singapore is opening up and how creative people are here. There might also be a contest on the most 'creative' graffiti, the prize of which may be two spray paint cans and of course, a certificate.

But back to the two Osama pics....they are interesting coz I wonder whether the Ministry of Home Affairs will consider it "flirting with terrorism" (this was the term used by one good Minister warning Singaporeans not to get involved in terrorism-related activities. And like many rules here, it is defined very vaguely).

By the way, this post was put up on tomorrow.sg - a site that was set up by a group of Singapore bloggers who do bo liao things!! :)...


Anonymous your fan said...

Good ones! curious though as to what tags u used on flickr for these... u don't want to be the one coming under scrutiny, no? :)

8:49 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

hmmm...think i used "graffiti" - better safe than sorry :p

11:28 PM  
Blogger The Big Kahuna said...

Actually if you shop at Mustafa at Serangoon, you'd find a few OSAMA branded goods ;-) I like how he is making money through merchandising to fund the Al Queda cause. Smart man! Pak Buay Si also!

1:49 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

Mustafa got Osama goods ??!! Waaah, didnt know boy ;-) Next time I go there, I will be armed.... wif my camera :p

6:41 PM  
Blogger Pkchukiss said...

We should do more to promote creativity in Singapore. Entrepreneurship is sorely lacking in our country. Branding Osama on clothes is a good start! We hope to see even more creative works from our Singaporeans!

:: Rolls eyes ::

5:42 AM  
Blogger doubleyellow said...

pkchukiss, haha!! yeah... but dunno whether Osama will seek royalty leh...:p

7:02 PM  

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